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Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Most of the time, Chris Pendergast — the retired Northport teacher and longtime ALS patient — speaks through the computer attached to the front of his wheelchair, using his bright blue eyes to stare at a letter and blink.
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 14 February 2019
By night, by weekend, and by evasive minutes and hours here and there, he directs a new program - Collegiate Scholars of Tomorrow - that puts hope and college money into NY 529 College Savings Program bank accounts for third graders across the city.
Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Laura Macey is very busy these winter weeks. Her high school culinary students are providing food for a 14-school wrestling invitational, and then finger foods and desserts for 200 people at the Schenectady Education...
Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Students in the town of Guilderland in the Capital Region are making mitten history today as they bring in warm, colorful hand coverings to share with others in need. Two educators set up a fake green fir as a Mitten Tree, and students soon began loading the branches with gloves, hats … and mittens.
Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Not every student has sufficient clothing to keep out the cold, or nice enough to keep away the sneers. Some families know the knot of not having enough food. And in Morrisville, there is no longer a grocery store. But clothes and food for the taking can be found inside the local high school, thanks to the efforts of concerned teacher Meaghan Palmer. Here in the Morrisville Clothes Closet, students can find donated shirts, pants, coats, new socks and underwear for themselves and their families.
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 18 October 2018
As a CUNY Brooklyn College student majoring in kinesiology, Jamir Dickens is becoming familiar with studying the mechanics of body movements — but his knowledge was tested in a new way this past summer...
Liza Frenette
Monday, 06 August 2018
During his 40 years of teaching biology, anatomy and life science in Orchard Park, Tony Agnello was also busy experimenting with how he could improve the lives of others. Now in retirement, he is strengthening...
Liza Frenette
Thursday, 21 June 2018
After retiring from 34 years as a reading specialist, elementary and secondary school teacher in New York’s public schools, Anthony D’Alessandro took to the pen. He’s written books, poetry, and newspaper columns. He has also...
Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Here’s what a shiny dome or two can do: By shaving his head and getting scores of others to shave theirs, Lake Shore teacher Tony George started a revolution of razors that has raised $5 million for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. George — a social studies teacher, and president of the Lake Shore Teachers Association — is founder of Bald for Bucks, an organization powered primarily by teachers and students to raise money for cancer research.
Liza Frenette
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
While the closing ceremonies may have just wrapped up the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, medals are still up for grabs in Saranac Lake where students of physical education teacher Samantha Betters-Ano are mastering Olympic...
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